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Shock Report: 70 Million People Would Be Starving in the Streets Without Government Welfare Programs!

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  • Shock Report: 70 Million People Would Be Starving in the Streets Without Government Welfare Programs! 
    by Mac Slavo, July 9th, 2014, SHTFplan.com 
    Amid all the talk of recovery by politicians, economic officials and big business leaders, the fundamental numbers behind all the propaganda tell a starkly different story.
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    Home sales have dropped to record lows, more people are out of the workforce than anytime in the last 50 years, and cash-strapped consumers have run out of money to fuel economic growth.
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    By all meaningful measures the American boom times of old are gone. A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services suggests that we may have already reached the tipping point and that things are only going to get worse going forward.
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    According to the HHS, nearly half of all Americans are now dependent on some form of government benefit just to put food on the table. And of our population of 310 million, nearly one in four receive welfare benefits.
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    That’s over 70 million people who, if the government safety nets broke down due to lack of funding or a monetary crisis, would be starving on our streets right now.
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    The sheer magnitude of the numbers is shocking. What’s worse is that they are indicative of a continuing down-trend that won’t be improving any time soon.
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    According to the 2014 version of a report that the Department of Health and Human Services is required by law to issue annually, the percentage of Americans on welfare in 2011 was the highest yet calculated. The data for 2011 is the most recent in the report.

    By this measure, according to the report, 23.1 percent of Americans were recipients of welfare in 2011. Since 1993, the earliest year covered by the report, that is the highest percentage of Americans reported to be receiving welfare.
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    A startling 38 percent of all children 5 and under in the United States were welfare recipients in 2011, according to the report.

    When recipients of non-means-tested government programs (such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and veterans benefits) were added to those receiving benefits from means-tested programs, the total number receiving benefits in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 151,014,000, according to the Census Bureau. That equaled 49.2 percent of the total population.
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July 11, 2014 Posted by | Economics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In 33 U.S. Cities, Feeding The Homeless Has Been Criminalized !

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June 16, 2014 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Global Austerity and the US War Agenda!

  • Published on Jun 9, 2014
    In this stage of advanced globalization, banks earnings and corporate profits continue to soar even as real wages continue to plummet. This does not just lead to mass poverty and unrest, but it sows the seeds for geopolitical conflict and military confrontation. Find out more about this relationship in this week’s GRTV Backgrounder on Global Research TV.
  • Daniel 7:23 (New King James Version)
    23 “Thus he said:
    ‘The fourth beast shall be
    A fourth kingdom on earth,
    Which shall be different from all other kingdoms,
    And shall devour the whole earth,

    Trample it and break it in pieces.

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    Daniel 11:36-39 (New King James Version)
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    “Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. 37 He shall regard neither the God[a] of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.
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    38 But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things. 39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.
US 'defence' (war really) budget is well over US$1T when all the discretionary spending are added ! It is over 50% of tax revenues!

US ‘defence’ (war really) budget is well over US$1T when all the discretionary spending are added ! It is over 50% of tax revenues!

Discretionary spending in the FY 2013 budget was slashed to $1.264 trillion from $1.319 trillion budgeted in FY 2012. America is a WAR economy!

Discretionary spending in the FY 2013 budget was slashed to $1.264 trillion from $1.319 trillion budgeted in FY 2012. America is a WAR economy!

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/sep/14/ron-paul/ron-paul-says-us-has-military-personnel-130-nation/

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Let's cut food stamps but not the war budget! There are still a lot of people the US government wants to kill !

Let’s cut food stamps but not the war budget! There are still a lot of people the US government wants to kill !

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June 10, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ron Paul: Anytime US Gives International Aid It takes Money from Poor at Home And Gives It to Rich Abroad !

April 9, 2014 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , | 1 Comment

Illinois Church Told by City Officials It Can No Longer Provide Homeless People Shelter!

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    It Is Illegal To Feed The Homeless In Cities All Over The United States! 
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  • Illinois Church Told by City Officials It Can No Longer Provide Homeless People Shelter! 
    by Michael Krieger, http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/  
    Throughout what has been one of the most brutal winters in recent memory, a small church in Rockford, Illinois decided to do the right thing and offer a warm, safe place to sleep for local homeless people. The church provided shelter to 30-50 people a night during the winter months, and probably even saved several lives as a result. For this horrific offense, city officials have zeroed in and told them they must stop this act of charity due to “zoning issues” and “safety hazards.”
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    This story is just another tale in a recent disturbing crackdown by local municipalities against private citizens and institutions trying to make life a little less painful for homeless people. Recall my very popular post from a month ago titled: South Carolina City Implements Law that Requires a $120 Permit to Feed Homeless People.
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    Now from WIFR 23News:
    ROCKFORD (WIFR) — Leaders at a Rockford church say they have been told by the city that they can no longer act as a warming center and temporary homeless shelter because of zoning issues and apparent safety hazards.
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    Apostolic Pentecostals of Rockford church tells 23 News they were told Wednesday by the city that their facility doesn’t have adequate fire safety equipment and also isn’t zoned to serve the community as a warming center or shelter.
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    You got people out in the cold,” says church owner David Frederick, “and I think the city should allow us to stay open all night.”
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    Frederick says he has been warned by the city if his church takes people in he would be doing so illegally.
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    I’m really glad local “authorities” across America have got their priorities straight.
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    Full article from WIFR and video here.

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March 27, 2014 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Worse Than Greece? Savage Cuts Await Ukraine If Deal with IMF Struck!

Gerald Celente: International Mafia Federation!

Gerald Celente: International Mafia Federation!

March 26, 2014 Posted by | Economics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Alasdair MacLeod: The Vast Majority Will Face Starvation from a Worldwide Banking Collapse! Financial WW3!

  • Published on Mar 20, 2014 
    After our amazing call with writer and researcher Alasdair MacLeod officially ended, we kept on talking!  This bonus conversation includes the entirety of that conversation which covers the very real possible outcomes that may result from a worldwide banking collapse.  Alasdair is concerned that the equivalent to a financial WW3 may result in starvation for many, many unprepared people. We wonder, how can we extricate humanity from this debt-based fiat paper monetary scheme without destroying humanity in the process?

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March 21, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

GEAB N°82: 2014, Resumption of the Global Systemic Crisis!

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“Let’s recapitulate: the Fed and the Treasury continue to flood the world with $65 billion a month, but no one wants them… Where can they dump them now?” - Quote

  • GEAB N°82 is available! 2014, resumption of the global systemic crisis « normal » path! 
    by http://www.leap2020.eu/ 
    The avalanche of liquidity from the Fed’s quantitative easing in 2013, allowed the world before’s tenets to wake up: indebtedness, bubbles, globalization, financialization… But all it took was a slight slowing down in the astronomical amounts injected by the US central bank every month for the rampant crisis, buried under these piles of liquidity, to reassert itself. As anticipated, the method of “resolving” the crisis by accentuating the excesses that caused it is ineffective, causing a crisis squared instead. All the same one can find an actual benefit: time is gained which everyone uses to their best advantage.
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    Throughout 2014, we will once again witness the global systemic crisis’ “normal” deployment, a phase of major transition between two global organization systems, a historic crisis that goes well beyond an economic-financial crisis, which we begin to see clearly. That’s why alongside the serious dangers to the stock exchanges, banks, real estate and, more generally, the economy, the agenda also includes the expansion of people’s anger and the rejection of current political systems, the worsening of geopolitical tensions and blocs withdrawing back in on themselves.
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    The timing belt of this renewal of the crisis is primarily driven by tapering (the reduction of the Fed’s QE programme) which, as we know, has immediately led to the tremors in emerging currencies. Beyond the negative impact that that has on the global economy, our team anticipates that these shocks will cause a boomerang effect on the US and finally unleash the chain of events of the Dollar’s massive devaluation, destabilizing everything that remains of the old system of which it’s the cornerstone.
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    Layout of the full article:  
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    1. TAPER’S  MISCALCULATION  
    2. THE END OF THE TENETS OF THE PAST  
    3. BREAK THE BANK?  
    4. PEOPLES’ ANGER
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    This public announcement contains an excerpt of section 1.
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    TAPER’S  MISCALCULATION
    A number of realities hide behind the Fed’s decision to progressively reduce its quantitative easing programme (1).
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    At the first is obviously it’s ineffectiveness as regards the real economy and especially the growing risks that it’s running in creating various bubbles and addictions and distorting any ability to understand reality. The second, without doubt, is the clinging to the desire to “show” that the situation is improving and that the Fed can pull out without risk. The third is less exemplary: aware of the emerging countries’ addiction to Fed liquidity created in 2013, its announcement couldn’t fail to trip them up. They now make headlines in the financial press, whilst the US situation has moved into the background. In fact, who remembers that Puerto Rico is in the process of exploding (2) (as anticipated in the GEAB n°77)? Or that Chicago can’t pay its debts (3), or that food stamps, the cornerstone of US Social Security, continue to be cut back (4) whilst an increasing number of households depend on them? Or finally that child poverty has reached levels which are difficult to imagine for a so-called developed country (5)?

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February 19, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Silent Misery: Actual US Unemployment 37.2%, Record Number of Households on Food Stamps in 2013!

http://rt.com/business/us-unemployment-economy-crisis-assistance-006/

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US Government unemployment statistics are like flying pigs! Absolutely TRUE! You must believe otherwise you are supporting terrorists!

US Government unemployment statistics are like flying pigs! Absolutely TRUE! You must believe otherwise you are supporting terrorists!

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February 13, 2014 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Working Age Americans are the Majority of People on Food Stamps for the First Time! US Congress to Cut Food Stamps by $9 Billion!

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  • US Congress to cut food stamps by $9 billion! 
    by http://www.presstv.com/ 
    Lawmakers in both chambers of US Congress have reportedly reached a deal to cut almost $9 billion from the food stamp program on which nearly 47 million Americans rely to afford food.
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    The cuts to the program, which will affect nearly a million households over the next decade, are part of multi-year farm bill which sets spending levels for federal agriculture and food policy.
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    The giant piece of legislation is expected to get a vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, after which it will be subject to a vote in the Senate.
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    The cuts are a compromise between nearly $40 billion in cuts to the program approved by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a $4 billion reduction approved by the Democratic-controlled Senate.
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    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has already undergone a $5 billion cut when a temporary increase in food stamp dollar expired on Nov. 1.
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    A household of three lost $29 in food aid per month as a result of the cuts that left each person to spend an average of $1.40 per meal.
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    The new farm bill, on which lawmakers across the aisle have agreed, will save around $23 billion over a decade.
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    American doctors and food banks across the country have already warned against the consequences of the planned cuts to the programs.
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    According to the American medical community, increased rates of diabetes and developmental problems for young children are among the health risks of hunger which would be a direct result of cutting funding for the SNAP.
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    Food banks also face an increase in the number of their visitors and say they have to turn people seeking help away because they do not have enough supplies.
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    “Make no mistake, if the food stamp program is cut, we’re going to see much longer lines of people seeking help with their food budgets, and we can’t help them all,” said Nancy E. Roman, executive director at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C.
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    Margarette Purvis, the president of the Food Bank for New York City, the largest food bank in the US, has also warned against the cuts, saying “devastating cuts [to the SNAP] have pushed thousands of low-income New Yorkers and emergency food providers to the very brink of survival.”
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  • Working Age Americans are the Majority of People on Food Stamps for the First Time! 
    by http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/ 
    When people ask me to describe the state of the U.S. economy, what I always say is that it can best characterized as an ongoing state-sanctioned theft. This theft consists of the 0.01% oligarch class intentionally leveraging a corrupt monetary and political system in order to funnel all of the wealth of the non-oligarch rich and middle-class upward to them. The underclasses are kept quiet and in-line via food stamps and other forms of so-called “welfare.”
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    In reality, I have frequently maintained that food stamps are actually corporate welfare and that the stock market represents food stamps for the 1%. The entire economy is a gigantic bait and switch in which a handful of people rape and pillage everyone else.
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    With unemployment and GDP statistics hopelessly manipulated, we must look at other data points in order to gain an understanding of how things really stand. Data related to food stamp rolls is one way to gain real insight into the true state of the U.S. economy.
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    * For the first time ever, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps.
    * Food stamp participation since 1980 has grown the fastest among workers with some college training.
    * By education, about 28 percent of food stamp households are headed by a person with at least some college training, up from 8 percent in 1980.
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http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-20-households-food-stamps-2013

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January 31, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Record 20% of Households on Food Stamps in 2013!

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-20-households-food-stamps-2013

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January 23, 2014 Posted by | Economics, Social Trends | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Top 1% Has 65 Times More Wealth Than The Bottom Half And The Global Elite Like It That Way!

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  • Top 1% Has 65 Times More Wealth Than The Bottom Half And The Global Elite Like It That Way! 
    by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ 
    Did you know that the 85 richest people in the world have about as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the entire global population does?  In other words, 85 extremely wealthy individuals have about as much wealth as the poorest 3,500,000,000 do.  This shocking statistic comes from a new report on global poverty by Oxfam.  And actually Oxfam’s report probably significantly underestimates the true scope of the problem, because Oxfam relies on publicly reported numbers.  At the very top of the food chain, the global elite are masters at hiding their wealth.  In fact, as I have written about previously, the global elite have approximately 32 trillion dollars (that we know about) stashed in offshore banks around the world.  That would be about enough to pay off the entire U.S. national debt and buy every good and service produced in the United States for an entire year.  These elitists live on an entirely different planet than the rest of us do.  In fact, according to Oxfam, the richest one percent of the global population has 65 times more wealth than the bottom half of the global population combined.
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    There is certainly nothing wrong with making money.  In fact, the founders of the United States intended for this nation to be a place where free markets thrived and where everyone could pursue their dreams.  Unfortunately, this country (along with the rest of the world) has moved very much in the opposite direction.  Today, we have a debt-based global financial system which is dominated by gigantic predator corporations and big banks.  Working together with national governments, these corporations and banks have constructed a system that I like to call “Corporatism” in which the percentage of all global wealth that is being funneled to the very top of the pyramid steadily grows over time.
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    The Founding Fathers were very correct to be very suspicious of large concentrations of power.  In the early days of the United States, the federal government was very small and the size and scope of corporations was greatly limited.  Our nation thrived and a huge middle class blossomed.
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    Sadly, over the past several decades the pendulum has completely swung in the other direction.  Today, our society is completely and totally dominated by big banks, big corporations and big government.
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    And of course this is also happening in virtually every other nation on the face of the planet.  The global elite have rigged the game to send just about all of the rewards their way, and it is working.  The following are facts taken directly from Oxfam’s latest report
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January 23, 2014 Posted by | Economics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dr. Jim Willie: Currency Explosion! U.S. Bled to Death by China and Harvested for its Organs!

  • U.S. Bled to Death by China and Harvested for its Organs-Dr. Jim Willie! 
    by Greg Hunter’s, USAWatchdog.com  
    Financial newsletter writer, Dr. Jim Willie, has a bleak warning for America.  Dr. Willie says, “I don’t think the United States is going to be killed as the host.  I think it’s going to be bled to death and harvested for its organs, and done so by China.”  Dr. Willie explains, “The Chinese will drain this nation and all the Western nations of all their gold.”  Dr. Willie predicts, “I have been saying steadily, not until the dollar has problems and the globe starts saying we’re not going to use it anymore, and we’re going to force a devaluation on you . . . that is when the dollar will hit Main Street and the U.S. economy with price inflation.  It’s coming this year. . . .This is the late stage, the very late stage.”  Dr. Willie goes on to predict a big German bank will “cause a string of bank failures, a domino effect of failed banks.”
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    Dr. Willie goes on to say, “When the big impact comes from the dollar global rejection, and when devaluation does take place, there will be three effects:  a jump in prices . . . food shortages and supply disruptions, the third is violence.  This is the year we have the currency explosion.”  Don’t think Obama Care is going to make things easier.  Dr. Willie thinks, “It will be 100 times the nightmare than you think it might be. . . . Obama Care is a big plan to track people, both their money and their bodies, like a bunch of herded animals.  This is going to manage death of the individual and manage death of the economy.”  Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Dr. Jim Willie, Editor of the Hat Trick Letter which can be found on GoldenJackass.com. 

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January 13, 2014 Posted by | Economics, Social Trends, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

If You Are Waiting For An “Economic Collapse”, Just Look At What Is Happening To Europe!

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  • If You Are Waiting For An “Economic Collapse”, Just Look At What Is Happening To Europe! 
    by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ 
    If you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the “economic collapse”, just open up your eyes and look at what is happening in Europe.  The entire continent is a giant economic mess right now.  Unemployment and poverty levels are setting record highs, car sales are setting record lows, and there is an ocean of bad loans and red ink everywhere you look.  Over the past several years, most of the attention has been on the economic struggles of Greece, Spain and Portugal and without a doubt things continue to get even worse in those nations.  But in 2014 and 2015, Italy and France will start to take center stage.  France has the 5th largest economy on the planet, and Italy has the 9th largest economy on the planet, and at this point both of those economies are rapidly falling to pieces.  Expect both France and Italy to make major headlines throughout the rest of 2014.  I have always maintained that the next major wave of the economic collapse would begin in Europe, and that is exactly what is happening.  The following are just a few of the statistics that show that an “economic collapse” is happening in Europe right now…
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    - The unemployment rate in the eurozone as a whole is still sitting at an all-time record high of 12.1 percent.
    - It Italy, the unemployment rate has soared to a brand new all-time record high of 12.7 percent.
    - The youth unemployment rate in Italy has jumped up to 41.6 percent.
    - The level of poverty in Italy is now the highest that has ever been recorded.
    - Many analysts expect major economic trouble in Italy over the next couple of years.  The President of Italy is openly warning of “widespread social tension and unrest” in his nation in 2014.
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    - Citigroup is projecting that Italy’s debt to GDP ratio will surpass 140 percent by the year 2016.
    - Citigroup is projecting that Greece’s debt to GDP ratio will surpass 200 percent by the year 2016.
    - Citigroup is projecting that the unemployment rate in Greece will reach 32 percent in 2015.
    - The unemployment rate in Spain is still sitting at an all-time record high of 26.7 percent.
    - The youth unemployment rate in Spain is now up to 57.7 percent – even higher than in Greece.

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January 10, 2014 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: U.S. Markets Rigged by its Own Authorities – It Blows the Mind !

  • Dr. Paul Craig Roberts-U.S. Markets Rigged by its Own Authorities–It Blows the Mind! 
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 
    Economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, “We have a situation where all the markets are rigged.  All the markets are manipulated.”  As an example, Dr. Roberts points to the stock market.  Dr. Roberts contends, “We have a stock market at all-time highs, and where is the economy?  There’s not one.  There’s no recovery.”  Dr. Roberts goes on to say, “53% of Americans earn less than $30,000 per year.  Well, the poverty rate for a family of four is something like $24,000. . . . If there is no income to drive the economy and there is no credit expansion to drive the economy, then how does it go anywhere?  You can’t possibly have a recovery.”
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    When asked how long can this go on, Dr. Roberts replied, “How long can they fool people?”  When asked about the recent Fed “taper” of $10 billion a month in bond purchases with printed money, Roberts said, “Foreigners are getting nervous because they see the Fed creating all this new money.”  Roberts thinks the appearance of cutting back the money printing “is a way to protect the dollar.”  Obama Care is another headwind for the economy as monthly premiums for many double.  Dr. Roberts says, “The whole thing is constructed to produce massive income for the insurance companies, and that drains the economy.”
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January 9, 2014 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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